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Title: Preferences for specific social welfare expenditures in Ireland
Authors: Delaney, Liam
O’Toole, Francis
Contact Email: liam.delaney@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Citation: Delaney L & O’Toole F (2008) Preferences for specific social welfare expenditures in Ireland, Applied Economics Letters, 15 (12), pp. 985-989.
Abstract: Many articles examine general level preferences for redistribution. However, few articles examine preferences for specific forms of redistribution. This article examines the decomposition of demand for three major categories of social welfare expenditure in Ireland: unemployment payments, old age pensions and child benefit. The determinants of preferences are found to be fairly consistent with a self-interested economics perspective with respect to the utilization and financing of these three specific schemes. In addition, the split sampling procedure used in the nationwide survey indicated that the provision of information on the schemes' costs did not have a significant effect on preferences.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/11611
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13504850600972246
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Affiliation: Economics
Trinity College, Dublin

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